Jun 15, 2019
“We’ve been given the wrong answers to the right questions,”
says Steve’s guest Reverend Delman Coates, founder of the new
organization, Our Money. “As a faith leader, it’s time to reclaim a
theology of economics.”
Rev Coates recounts that being a pastor, he sees too many
people who follow all the rules yet find themselves dislocated and
struggling. Understanding that money can be distorted and
manipulated, and its relationship to pain and poverty in the world
today, he set out to learn the structural and systemic causes. It
led him to Modern Monetary Theory.
Beyond the perceived differences between communities in SE
Washington DC, Appalachia, or Ohio, the one thing that unites us is
the reliance on money to buy goods and services, to keep a roof
over our heads, and to provide for our families. Our Money
advocates for more government investment in society’s priorities,
preferring the creation of currency through public spending rather
than private lending by banks.
“As a faith leader, it’s time to reclaim a theology of
economics.” Rev Coates believes we can move towards a moral economy
that works for us and not against us. His eloquence and clarity
makes believers of us all.